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Laserblast (1978)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
Tony Craig
Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
Colonel Farley
Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)


Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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alien | desert | gun | laser gun | laser | See All (41) »


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Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra  »

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Did You Know?


The Spanish title of the film is 'El Rayo Destructo Del Planet Desconocido' which means The Destructive Beam of the Unknown Planet. See more »


When Billy first discovers the laser gun and pendant in the desert, he puts the pendant around his neck. But in the next shot when he fires the gun for the first time, he's holding the pendant in his left hand. See more »

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Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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weird and many plot holes...but entertaining in different ways
27 April 2012 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

i must be out of my mind giving this movie a rating a 10 out of 10 stars. people might say that i'm crazy, but i realize why Leonard Maltin decide to give this movie a rating 2 1/2 stars for this movie. it's not really bad at all...

the problem with the movie is there is no actual story and reasons to why all the incident happens involving the laser gun. And yet, who the f**k are the aliens???? but to my opinion, are these problems important enough to be questioned?? errr...what i meant is some things should not be taken seriously, it is not important for the director to explain who are the aliens and why the laser gun was left on earth. but the most important thing is how the aliens going to get back the laser back and what will happen if the laser gun falls into the hands of human. this is what the film trying to explain. this is a very simple movie and has couple of action scene which is good. Laserblast is more likely a drama to me, not an action movie.

remember, this is no Star Wars, this is just a simple movie about a story about the life of a man who accidentally found the laser gun. Please reconsider this movie again fellas....give it a chance

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